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Katja and Arne's travel stories

03.05.15 Fight of the decade

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We got loads of stuff to send home today, but before that we’re back on the more healthy line of living.

We start by doing a morning workout on the beach with both running and stick work. We also use this time to talk about the personal leadership and what it means for a few of the goals we have, both long and short term.
Last use of the shoes. They've been stitched up in the streets of Hanoi. They've run on the streets of Bali, Laos, Cambodia and on the beaches of Thailand. They smell like dead rats and are full of holes. Goodbye old friends. We've done a lot of mileage together

Last use of the shoes. They’ve been stitched up in the streets of Hanoi. They’ve run on the streets of Bali, Laos, Cambodia and on the beaches of Thailand. They smell like dead rats and are full of holes. Goodbye old friends. We’ve done a lot of mileage together

Then a quick breakfast before we packed up all the stuff and of to the post office.
It’s the big fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao today at ten. We’re a big group that will watch it at place in Ao Nang, but first to the post office. That turned out to be closed. Even DHL next door was closed. And it’s a public holiday tomorrow also. Shoot! We’re gonna have to much kilos for the flight to Bangkok. Not to mention the volume of the gloves and shin pads. We’ll make it work, but this was not how it was supposed to work out.
We drive back to the hotel and dump the stuff in the room before heading out to meet the others. The place we’ve agreed to meet is full and we get turned away at the door. We find the others at a restaurant that shows it and spend the next hours there. Unfortunately Mayweather won, boxing is no beauty contest.
We got to say goodbye to Lucas that leaves today before we got ourselves a foot massage.
We went out to lunch and found Matt, Nev, Curtis, Cassy and Kerin at a little restaurant. We joined them and enjoyed a good local Thai meal.
Then we just hang by the pool. More and more people are leaving and the group is slowly fading away. Today Lucas and Julien both left, and these two are the ones I know for sure because we got to say goodbye. Several others may slip out the backdoor unnoticed.
Then it’s to the room to pack. As the post office was closed we need to bring everything to Bangkok and get it sent from there. If we’re under twenty kilos each on check in tomorrow I’ll be surprised.
We stay in the room a while and go out get dinner and pick up the last laundry. It’s a little restaurant just out on the street that seems popular so we go there. It’s ok, cheap and quick. Just what we needed. Back in the room we chill out and surf the web about getting a Indonesian visa when in Bangkok. It would simplify things, but it’s not critical for us. Getting information from the official web site is a nightmare, but we’ll go to the embassy Tuesday morning and see what we can achieve.
Last night in Krabi is upon us and we slowly roll over to go to sleep. It’s been a fabulous week with high intensity training, good friends of which so many are new.
“The will to win compares little with the will to prepare to win.”
– Coach Bear Bryant

Author: arnber

Humongen! The big guy! The man, the myth, the legend! And then theres' me. The nice guy in the house. The man without cooking skills, but with five stars on the Playstation. Boss at work, relaxed at home. What you see is what you get. Life is good. I choose it to be.

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